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My name is Michael Sinclair and I’m a young amateur photographer from Scotland with a passion for wildlife and nature conservation. I volunteer at two of my local nature reserves: at one of them I help keep a record of all the species present and at the other I help with practical conservation work and help improve the park for the users.

Hair Ice Fungi/ Frost Beard (Exidiopsis effusa)
Hair Ice Fungi

At the end of 2017 I started a 100 nest box challenge to build and sell 100 bird boxes to raise money for the RSPB, British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT). By mid-February 2018 I had raised over £1000 in total for these charities, with boxes being purchased by over 70 people across the UK.

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Me With Some Nest Boxes

I am UK based but I do include some holiday photos separately. Most of my pictures have been taken at a wide variety of locations around the UK using my dad’s Canon 80D with a 100-400mm MKII lens or a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX 300 and my own Canon 7D Mark II with a 70-300mm lens.

In 2016 I had three photographs shortlisted for one of the ‘Young Peoples’ categories in the British Wildlife Photography Awards with one of my images making it into the published book!

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Scarlet Elf Cup Fungi (this image made it into the book)

2017 was very busy for me as I started learning bird ringing with Iain Livingstone and the Clyde Ringing Group. One of our projects involves tracking movements of Jack snipe using a geolocater tracker. We managed to recapture one bird with a tracker and the data showed it had been to Russia and Scandinavia before returning to Glasgow! This was featured on Winterwatch 2018!!!

Goldfinches/ European Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis)
Goldfinches

 

Treecreeper/ Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)
Treecreeper

Site Info:

All my photography is viewable under wildlife photos in British Wildlife Photos or Madeira Wildlife Photography You can see the pages on the right hand side, the top/bottom of the screen depending what device you are using.  Please have a look!

For more information please message me via the contact page or leave a comment.

 

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Glasgow based amateuar nature photographer. Here is a selection of wildlife photos I have taken. Please enjoy my gallery!